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Andrus's Happiness (1955)

Original title: Andruse õnn

Based on the novel "The Captains" by Hans Leberecht

Feature film | Drama Duration 94:00

Andrus's Happiness

Andrus Laane comes from a fisherman's village. He dreams of becoming a captain to sail the seas but fails the entrance exams to the marine academy. By accident he starts working at a big gas plant. Sharp-witted young man with innovative ideas will be recognized. He will also find his first true love. It seems that Andrus has found his happiness, even if not at sea.

Director: Herbert Rappaport

Keywords: self-discovery | amateur performers | fisherman's village | collectiveness | basketball game | cultural centre | recollections about the Soviet times | novator | sailboat | oil shale power industry | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Lenfilm (Russia)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Duration 94:00


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Director Herbert Rappaport
Screenwriter Hans Leberecht
Cinematographer Sergei Ivanov | Genrich Marandžjan
Art Director Viktor Volin
Costume Designer Jevgenia Slovtsova
Composer Eugen Kapp | Boris Kõrver
Sound Designer Grigori Elbert
Editor D. Lander
Writer of Adapted Work Hans Leberecht
Managing Director I. Golubev


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Jüri Järvet - Robert | Elsa Pant - Saleswoman | Evi Rauer - Andrus's mother | Arno Suurorg - Head of Suur-Sonda factory | Ilmar Tammur - Andrus's father

First releases

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  • in cinema: 18.07.1955, Estonia
  • in cinema: 10.10.1955, USSR

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm